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Female cabin crew at a popular airline are being forced to wear heels unless they have a doctor’s note. Women who work as flight attendants for Norwegian Air are not allowed to wear flat shoes on the plane unless they have a medical letter. The company’s 22-page dress code document – which states that heels must be at least 2cm high – has come under fire.
Ditching sensible footwear seems to be a requirement when you’re a royal — even Meghan Markle has been known to don some pretty spectacular stilettos for less-conventional engagements. But Kate Middleton has proven she is the pioneer of fancy footwear in unlikely scenarios.Recently making headlines for unexpectedly playing tennis in heeled booties, this isn’t the first time the Duchess of Cambridge kept her footwear fashion in check while being at the top of her sports game.Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @YahooStyleCA!Follow us on Twitter and Instagram.Check out Yahoo Canada’s podcast, Make It Reign — our hot takes on all things royals in a non-stuffy way — on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. While on a royal visit to Coach Core Essex, Middleton and Prince William met with students to talk about sports — but it was when the Duchess took to the courts in her heeled, black booties that she gained some serious respect. (Photo via Getty Images) Bringing her A-game to the archery field, Middleton sported pointed-toe pumps while trying her hand at archery on a royal tour of India and Bhutan. Pairing her heels with a colourful wrap skirt and Paul & Joe cape, the Duchess of Cambridge proved she may not have the best aim – but she’ll look good regardless. (Photo via Getty Images) While most prefer cleats when playing soccer, Middleton proved royals do it different: wearing wedges for a game of soccer with children from three different Mumbai charities. Proving her competitive spirit, the Duchess didn’t hold back from kicking and passing the soccer ball. (Photo via Getty Images) On a three-week tour of Australia and Nwew Zealand, Middleton took part in cricket match while wearing, you guessed it, pumps. On the first official overseas trip with Prince George in 2014, the royal wore a red peplum skirt suit on the pitch with a pair of classic, black heels. (Photo via Getty Images) Middleton also proves that giving birth didn’t cramp her style. Three months after giving birth to Prince George, the Duchess was playing volleyball with young athlete. Sporting a blazer from Canadian brand Smythe, the Duchess finished off the look with jeans with cork-soled wedges. (Photo via Getty Images) Proving heels have always been her go-to, a six-months pregnant Middleton didn’t shy from sporting a pair of heeled boots in an intense game of ping pong with Prince William while in Scotland. (Photo via Getty Images)
Viewers watched anxiously to see if first lady Melania Trump would sink into the grass during a White House tree planting — a common plight of heel-wearers.
Victoria Beckham's Instagram followers can't get over little Harper's heels. But people disagree over whether they're good, bad, or just what you'd expect.
"As long as they’re good kids and they get good grades, they can wear what they want to wear," the model said of daughters Leni and Lou.
When the House Minority Leader gave a long, record-setting speech on behalf of undocumented immigrants, many were impressed that she stood the whole time - on high heels, no less.
If you love shoes — and who doesn’t? — then you may have noticed some fancy footwear being worn by celebrities from Mandy Moore to Bella Hadid, as well as countless fashion editors.
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is breaking box office records. And the Israeli actress, who plays Diana Prince in the blockbuster, is forging her own path both on screen and off. For her, that means not wearing back-breaking stilettos while promoting her movie.
Forget Brexit, it’s a pair of designer, leather trousers that’s currently dominating British politics. ICYMI Prime Minister Theresa May wore a pair of £995 Amanda Wakely, leather trousers in a photo shoot for Sunday Times Magazine and the sartorial decision seemed to upset one of her former Ministers. Former Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, who was demoted when May first took office, told The Times that the trousers had been “noticed and discussed” in Tory circles.
A lighthearted conversation between two television reporters on ABC11 WTVD Eyewitness News in North Carolina sparked an interesting conversation on the height of heels in the workplace. Co-anchor Steve Daniels was amazed at his fellow anchor Tisha Powell‘s ability to walk in such high heels and asked her to show the audience how tall they were during a “Facebook Live” segment.
Speaking to Mail Online about finding your optimum heel height, Emma explained that all you need is a chair, pencil, tape measure and a willing friend. “If your foot sits naturally at a right angle to your outstretched leg and does not dangle, then you have less mobility in the talus and will be more comfortable in flat shoes than in high heels.
Earlier this year we brought you the news that a woman had been sent home from work for not wearing high heels. Meanwhile, 7% of female employees said their bosses urged them to wear high heels in the office or with clients because it made them “more appealing”. Sadly the survey seems to reveal that sexism in the workplace is very much alive and kicking with 28% of women claiming they had been advised that changing their appearance would be “better for business”, while 13% said they had decided to flaunt more flesh at work after suggestions by more senior employees to sex-up their appearance.
A photo posted by VELD Music Festival (@veldmusicfestival) on Aug 1, 2015 at 12:15pm PDT With temperatures rising, Toronto welcomes festival season. From the beginning of June to the end of August, thousands descend on the city to enjoy music, food, drinks and friends. But planning your outfit for a festival is another story. The hot weather requires breezy, comfortable outfits and every festival has its own style.
Beyonce’s new Lemonade video premiered on HBO this past weekend and the internet is still going crazy.We chose our favourite outfits from the video and found items that are equally stylish for a fraction of the price. This mustard yellow dress broke the internet — fans went crazy over the colour, length and style. Costume designer B. Akerlund was responsible for creating the entire look, pulling the dress straight off the runway from Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2016 line.
For many women, heels are a guilty pleasure. Sure, they make your legs look longer and thinner, but man, they really can make your feet kill after a few hours – OK, minutes. So when aspiring sneaker designer, Christopher Dixon, found himself poking around tennis star, Serena Williams’ shoe closet – he’s a good friend of her cousin – he was surprised to find so many pairs of these pointy torture devices. ALSO SEE: How to tell if a pair of shoes will give you a blisterIn an interview with Fast Company he says how he asked her, “Why do you wear shoes that hurt, especially as an athlete?“ Her response was the same as most of us: because they look good. With this in mind, he decided to shift his focus from sneakers to designing a pair of stilettos that would not only look good but also be comfortable. His discovery: the double heel. ALSO SEE: The best and quickest way to get rid of a blister“When you have one heel, when you walk, the heel shakes. We wanted to add more stability,” he explains. In addition, he packed the midsole of the shoe with memory foam and a material to absorb the shock, in the same sneakers are made. Handing off the shoes to 60 women to try out, all admitted that they were the most comfortable heels in their closet. Unsurprisingly, Dixon’s wife is the biggest fan. ALSO SEE: Five pairs of celebrity shoes that probably cost more than your house“She wore them all year,” he says. She wore them so much, in fact, she had the heel caps changed three times.While some may find the heels a bit odd looking, Dixon claims that’s what makes them unique, both aesthetically and ergonomically.Click through the gallery above to see what comfortable stilettos look like and let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA.
Shoes are vital part of dressing up, but not everyone has the same taste (obviously). While one might lean toward more minimal looks, someone else might opt for a more laid-back, bohemian look. It’s all good! Fashion is all about personal preference and there is no wrong look or style as there is something for everyone. Here are 25 pairs of shoes for every personality type. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
Mary Janes, once considered the go-to footwear for kids, got a major fashion upgrade for Fall. No longer your baby’s booties, the new adult-like incarnation includes sharply pointed toes, high heels, and lots of shimmer. From major brands (Miu Miu and Manolo Blahnik) to more affordable ones (River Island and Vince Camuto), these strappy beauties are one of the season’s biggest shoe trends. Don’t just take our word for it. As of late, celebs such as Taylor Swift and Sarah Jessica Parker have been seen kicking up their heels in the fancy footwear.
New York Fashion Week 2015 is captivating the world for eight Pinterest-worthy days and for those of you who love the footwear trends as much as the runway trends, this year heels of every shape and size – chunky, stilettos, platforms – rule the sidewalks (although dressed up sneakers are making a strong case for style and comfort). This is the advice from Matthew Shestalo, a Chiropodist, RN at the Academy Foot Clinic in Toronto, who offers tips on buying shoes that won’t give you blisters, among other annoying foot woes. While there is no concrete answer, Shestalo’s opinion is that stylish shoes are almost always the culprit.